JANINE8969's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JANINE8969 JANINE8969's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Learning everyday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379850 I had an incredible week of lessons learned and two of them took place in one day! I really think our Higher Power wants us to be in tune with what he/she/it is telling us to do with our lives. You see, I have never been the one to LISTEN. I have been the one that interrupts, had to "up one" a story, an attention seeker. I am glad those days are behind. Now, I LISTEN. Now, I approach with a grateful heart. Now, I don't need attention from people as much as I seek it from God. Don't get me wro... Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:29:17 EST Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6359692 I have been learning a lesson about my leadership on my teams here on Spark. I think every leader wants their team to be successful and active. I have questioned myself about leaving leadership due to inactivity and the like. However, I am here for me. I am here to post my thoughts and successes. I am here to be a leader for me (and others). These teams keep me accountable even when I have been lax. With that said, leaving leadership isn't an option because I would be doing MYSELF a disservic... Tue, 9 May 2017 10:22:38 EST Just want to be there...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349624 This month has been really hectic for me and I have needed to take some time to sit down and plan out priorities. Sickness, this month, through my family and I for a loop from a 4 week lingering cold to a root canal right after! Ugh! Everything had fallen to the wayside, including my accountability to my Sparkteams. I am so sad over that as I am an Administrator to 2 of them. I am not going to wallow in sorrow but my heart hurts because when I became an Administrator.....I wanted nothing but ... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:15:15 EST Being Responsible.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327166 I have been going over this in my mind because its something that has just been there for the last couple of months. I know what I put in sometimes doesn't get in return but I understand that as a group leader. I have two teams on SPARK and I don't know if they are as successful or visited as much as other groups. Do I feel like quitting sometimes? Yes. When I feel that way, I automatically feel guilty about the people and friends that the team has helped. I took over one team and it as strug... Fri, 3 Mar 2017 11:28:33 EST Fitting it all in one day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299189 I am laughing as I type this! Somehow, I must equate with getting everything done in one day as my way of being Superwoman. As if I falls short of one task that I didn't fit in.....made me bummed out the whole day. I need to learn that there are 365 days in a year!!! I need to step back a little more and get done what I can. Prioritize if you will say. When you run two businesses from home, have another part time job, homeschool your daughter and are an INCREDIBLE wife (yes I am giving myse... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:49:56 EST So, I feel like I fail..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275807 You ever go through life just with the motions and real things....things that are important keep nagging at you? Well, I am starting to listen. I take on so much that I don't face what is important. The classic trait of a procrastinator. The classic trait of someone who turns to food for comfort. I have always compared my life to what others had and do....and almost always feel failure. When I was growing up....sometimes my parents gave me the impression that people who had money, health and ... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 14:43:22 EST When you just want to be a better person..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6260555 You know when you go back home as an adult and you think you have the control of feeling good about things but you walk into old patterns of people around you and you feel like you need a shower? Yeah....that was how I felt yesterday at my parent's home. Don't get me wrong, I am a wiser person accepting my parents as they are but I kind of felt sad for myself because they were so screwed up that how could I have turned out any different? Now that I am more wise, I am teaching myself what it i... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 21:17:18 EST What I learned about Commitment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6234550 I read something really interesting that kind of hit home with me yesterday. In order for things to turn out successful, you really have to be committed. You have to decide if it's something you really want and will put ahead of everything else to get. There have been so many things and situations in my life that have not turned out successful and most of them due to my non-participation. I have learned non-participation as a child but doesn't mean I need to live it as an adult. I always fel... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:21:03 EST Hectic Schedules won't throw me off..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210854 There have been so many days when I roll out of bed and literally out the door. Overslept because I went to bed too late. My time is NOW. Nothing has to be a 5 alarm emergency all the time. I want to enjoy my coffee in the morning. I want to sit outside with it and see the birds on my bird feeders. Even 10 minutes of this makes my emotional health stable for what the day is about to bring. So.....today is the day. Me first, everything will fall in to place at a reasonable pace. I am looking f... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 08:44:15 EST Learning the importance of no stress...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6194499 It is amazing the undo stress we can put on ourselves. Much of it can be worse than the situation or thing you are stressing about. I know, in me, that I do this to myself as I grew up quite often criticized. As I get older and wiser, I can learn to go with the flow. I don't have to stress. If things don't turn out the way I wanted them to, its ok. There is always something in my path that will come along better. I think that is why people try not to put all their eggs in one basket. We have ... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 08:55:41 EST When you promise..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178810 I always felt bad when breaking a promise to someone, but it feels worse when you do it to yourself! I mean seriously, I sometimes think I have to start with myself to learn the lesson of how to keep a promise. Some people may think I can be a homebody but in reality what I am doing is learning how to take care of myself. I have been invited to graduations and parties this year and I am so not up for it. I really want to take my health into consideration so that when I choose to go to functio... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 07:20:44 EST Accountable http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6163994 I have really been coming into my own adult lately! Making myself accountable for things I have done and things I need to do. It is kind of ironic how I have held other people accountable for their actions but not my own. At least not to the same standards. Makes me feel like I cheated them in some way. Well, I am not a pity party and God forgives. So, with that note....I am looking forward to holding myself accountable. Can I get an AMEN?! Lol. Want to tell my Sparkteams-OA & AFFIRMATIONS th... Mon, 16 May 2016 09:36:41 EST Pain in the Neck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6136983 So I woke up this morning with a pain in my neck from sleeping incorrectly. Of course pain in my bones because I had something with gluten in it yesterday. Should have known better but this is going to be a lesson because I am in a lot of pain with my neck, a migraine and my bones. I'm going to take my vitamins right now. I've been putting my health 2nd and everything that needs to be cleaned in the house and my daughter's homeschooling first. My husband is just going to have to help me more.... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 09:33:01 EST Making excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6133286 Today must have been the day when I have enlightenment. Thankful for it because it gives me the opportunity to put boundaries where they are needed. How many times had we made excuses for someone's behavior because they took it out on someone you love? I have been known as the peacemaker and that is going to stop in its tracks as of now. I have a choice, everyday.....to live my life to the fullest or be a peacemaker so everyone else's life is smooth. This I inherited and I am putting it to re... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 13:20:45 EST Getting to the bottom of ME.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6110996 Been a really interesting beginning of the month. Sometimes it just comes to me but other times I have to really think. It's okay to look back and reflect as long as I don't stay there for a whole day. I am really grateful for the ability to choose. They ability to stick up for myself. I didn't have that back then when I felt I needed it most. You see, it doesn't matter if it's your parents, siblings, or spouse that has your back. It only matters if you do. I have learned to be more calm when... Fri, 4 Mar 2016 09:20:16 EST The month of Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6084603 I really like February. I have to admit that! Valentine's Day has always been a favorite along with my birthday and Christmas. I like to make a big deal on Valentine's Day. I believe that it is the hopeless romantic in me. I would love my daughter to feel this love on this day. If we could make everyday Valentine's Day....how cool would that be? Not the candy and flowers day but the genuine love you want to give to the people in your life. I want to wish my sparkteams, OA and Affirmations a w... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 08:07:13 EST The New Year.....The New Me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6061117 I kind of gave up on making resolutions and started making long term goals. I think everyone of us has great intentions of resolutions when we start, only to fall short within a short time. It's ok. No criticisms no guilt. It takes a while to replace old habits with new ones because of the ease of old ones we have been living with. If we can change one thing and stick with it for 30 days ......it becomes a habit. Also, our attitude toward the change plays a HUGE part. it's ok to give up or gi... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 13:15:50 EST Being Committed..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6041175 I have been trying to figure this one out about myself for quite a while now. I don't understand why it's hard for me to commit to some things. I have always used the excuse that whatever the project is, that it's boring, that I don't have to do something I don't want to. I question if that is really it, though. Maybe it's the fear of mastering something without anyone's help. The feel of independence when dependency has been part of the problem all along. I don't want to pass this wish-washy... Wed, 2 Dec 2015 10:59:01 EST Learning to Love....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6034207 Its so easy to have love and positive words for someone when they are going through a rough time. I have been really well known for this and not just on SparkPeople but on other social media sites as well. I have recently been learning to direct this love and positive words towards myself. I feel better, as a person, when I know that I am worthy of my own love, my own faults, my own existence. Why? Well.....it feels easier to give then. When I know I am worth the soil I stand on and the air ... Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:37:01 EST Looking back......with the present http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6022532 There are days when I look at my 5 year old daughter and think "What innocence she has. Such wonder and discovering something new everyday is the most joy this girl could have. She has such compassion and loves with all of her heart." Then I sit and think...what happened when we grew up? There were so many people that I let persuade me and not in the way that would have benefited me. There were so many opportunities I didn't take because I didn't have the tools to pursue them when the tools... Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10:16:37 EST Promises......now follow through http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6017130 Did you ever think that you could do everything in your head but, when it really came down to it, you couldn't? There is a reason there is a nutrition blog, exercise blog, etc. It makes you accountable. Which I have to admit....I have not been accountable for my eating actions. I am an administrator of two sparkteams and I owe it to MYSELF and to the team to fully participate. I am being honest as I am human and make mistakes. Just DO Janine. Don't analyze it to death, put it off, put someth... Sun, 18 Oct 2015 18:38:20 EST Can't believe... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002657 I am still getting over this cold. Now I am a little painful from sleeping incorrectly with my neck! Ugh! Trying not to complain! I am going to take a little time to heal today and wanted to wish all my friends on the OA Sparkteam and Affirmations Sparkteam a BLESSED DAY! Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:50:58 EST Good Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5999109 Thought I start off with a good morning to everyone on Spark and my Sparkteams! Woke up a little late this morning as my body has needed the rest. Getting over a cold and sinus infection that really tried to stay around longer than welcomed. Daughter has her swim class today and we are also celebrating my parent's birthday. I am making a healthy dessert. A berry trifle. Looking forward to enjoying the family! Everyone have a blessed day! Thu, 17 Sep 2015 10:46:53 EST Sadness..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5979000 It happens. It is happening today. One of those days where crying seems to help. I know all is well and that life turns out how God wants it to be. You see, I have done a lot of reminiscing today. Having sadness of things I didn't get as a child or now, as an adult. Praying that my path will be filled with the success and gifts that God gave me to use. Praying that my daughter doesn't see mom sad today becuase I don't want to have to explain that mom made some not so good choices and t... Sun, 16 Aug 2015 14:45:25 EST Good morning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973634 It was so nice to feel that I had some rest last night. Been working the 1130pm pet job for the last seven days in a row. A little tough but I made it! Looking forward to really using my nutrition log as I did yesterday. Even though I went over my caloric intake, I am glad I posted everything down. That was the first step. Another step is to get all my water in. I do really well once I jump on that bandwagon. I really have been enjoying my caffeine free teas without sugar. It's amazi... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 10:37:55 EST One foot in front of the other http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972471 Starting now. I think putting one foot in front of the other applies to every area of my life. I feel like I have always been a runner, a turtle, a jumper...never walking a straight path for what I am trying to achieve with the weight loss and other goals in my life. You see, I have always felt like one of those people that never knew what they wanted to do with their life but when given any task...could do it well. A jill of all trades you may say. This time, I have set my sights on some... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 09:37:57 EST Happy.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920652 I have a lot of good things planned for myself for the month of May. Most of it has to do with positive manifestation. I have been sitting on the sidelines way too long and I want to participate in the game, if you know what I mean. I want to be heard. I don't want to be the tree that falls in the forest that nobody hears. I want to be accountable. I want to show up. That is all my Higher Power is asking me to do for now. <BR> Sending love to my OA Sparkteam and my Affirmations Spark... Fri, 1 May 2015 08:31:09 EST For my own..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903540 It is amazing how when you manifest positivity and really connect with your Higher Power to make your life peaceful and positive. You will notice, right away, that no negativity can fit into your life. You won't allow it and either will your HP. Be thankful for that. I am looking forward to this week for spending time with my family and more important, taking time with myself. This is very important to do as you can be of no use to others if you don't. I am wishing all my SPARKLERS a wo... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 11:45:16 EST The Struggle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901195 Even though I am leader of the OA Sparkteam, I do have to admit that I struggle right now. I know what I have to do to get back on track. Most of my life has been an excuse for my eating. Thoughtless eating/grazing. One of my members inspired me today to take a look at my POE and tailor it to my needs. Not anyone else's. I have to remember to put myself first, in this life, otherwise.....it doesn't work. My happiness doesn't come but my addiction will be right there waiting for me as I ... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:57:02 EST Oh My! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882417 I woke up this morning with a terrible sinus infection and sore throat. Not my finest moment! However, still hipeful and want to feel optimistic! So hard when sickness can drag you down. I wanted to tell my teams, OA Sparkteam and Affirmations Team, that I am always thinking of you and sending out positive energy. Love to all! Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:42:28 EST I am in the present moment! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874389 Thank goodness that I am in the present moment today. Been spending too much time in the future about what path I want to take. It's not bad being there but I tend to hang around there a little to long and missing out on today. As I look around me, I am kind of laughing because my house is a complete disaster but I am ok with it. I can't be 100% all the time. I would rather have a messy house and sit with my daughter and play playdoh than worry about my next load of wash and dishes! Who... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:40:10 EST Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847672 Well, I am thinking about taking a fitness challenge at my local gym. Its an 8 week comittment, which is right up my alley! Started my NutriBullet smoothie this morning. I love the way it helps my tummy and skin. Wishing all my OA Sparkteam members and Manifesting members a great day! Short and sweet......yep......that is how I like this blog today! Tue, 6 Jan 2015 12:55:53 EST A great way to start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843895 So EXCITED about the New Year! Been feeling really good and hopeful. Not even looking back at 2014. Its great to have the family feel the same way. Optimistic is such a part of my life now. <BR> I love leading the OA Sparkteam and we have some beautiful souls on there. They make me feel so connected and loved. I am wishing everyone peace and happiness. Have some goals related to Spark and my teams. My Manifesting team needs a little push and I am going to get them there! Happy New Ye... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 12:57:02 EST On the mend..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829014 The cold and flu has hit the Johnson house and we are all on the mend before the holidays arrive! One of my clients has been diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. She was in remission for a year and I take care of her and her dogs. Needless to say, this has been a really big blow to our family. It puts things in perspective, that is for sure. I am just getting back into leading the OA Sparkteam as I, unintentionally, let it fall to the wayside with everything going on. Glad I apologized t... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 09:17:50 EST OMG....REALLY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800285 So, I noticed that I haven't posted anything since July. I yelled out SLACKER to myself! LOL! But moving forward.....I need to commit. A lot of things have been going on in my life and making some life decisions. My little girl is turning 5 in November and I am just a MESS over that! It's really hard to watch her grow.....I remember her birth like it was yesterday. Children change you and it did me for the better. I am a really scared mother of 45 since she is an only child and I woul... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:59:28 EST Good Evening.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737490 Thought it would be nice to do a little blog in the evening time to change my routine. Lot of changes taking place involving my pet sitting jobs. Working smarter not harder. Picked up some new clients and some of my long time clients have changed residencies. We parted on wonderful terms with pictures, gifts and tears! Its all good. Looking forward to the next couple of weeks as I am making time for myself and focusing on the things I truly want to do. I am hopeful. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:18:34 EST A new way..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707309 Having a good morning and going to hold onto that for the day. Its nice when the weather outside attributes to that! 70 degree weather here in Michigan and we are loving it for the short months that we have it. Thinking about all the wonderful people on my Sparkteams! I have become a team leader for THE SECRET sparkteam along with the OA sparkteam. Its always a joy to fill my life with people that inspire me and these teams do that! I would like to take the opportunity to praise my High... Sat, 31 May 2014 08:14:51 EST Changes..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684320 Today there were changes to all the Sparkteams. Going to take a little time to get used to but I am optimistic. I really have to say that I am really proud of all the members of the OA Sparkteam!!! I wanted to tell you that your stories inspire me, keep me sane, make me smile and cry at the same time. They also let me know that I am not alone with this disease. I think that my HP inspires me to keep at this team as if it were like family.....IT IS FAMILY!!! I hope everyone has a wonderfu... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:17:21 EST Feeling good..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676954 I was so proud of myself yesterday for noticing my hunger signals. Eating just enough to feel satisfied and not over doing it to feel stuffed. Can you believe I only had one piece of chocolate on EASTER of all days!!! That is a really weakness for me but I was proud. I look at its as really putting my life first. Don't get me wrong...I am still heavy but moving forward to a path of being healthy and sexy....FOR ME. I sometimes look at the overweight and unhealthy people out there and it ... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:08:54 EST New Path? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665573 I have felt so behind in things lately due to my own procrastination. I sat back the other day and felt like, ok Janine, there are people who are do-ers and people who are not. Which one do you want to be? I really deep down want to be a do-er. Have you ever been drawn to people that have such a zest for life but feel like you can't have that in your life because of certain circumstances or people you have in yours? I feel like I have been held down by so many things and most of them pro... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 10:13:41 EST Yep..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622190 Its one of those days...Days where I want to make some changes in my jobs....Really take into consideration my travel, pay and the such. You see, I need to do for myself physically and emotionally. I would like to do it before the end of march because I don't want to run at this speed during the summer. I want to spend more time with my little girl as I have chosen to homeschool and still make money to help out the household. My hubby is the major breadwinner and found a job that he reall... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:12:28 EST Its a good day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606113 So, I gained a .1 of a pound but that is due to the wonderful womanhood that is a visit monthly! Uggh....may be too much information but I have to be honest about my weight gain and losses. Really have to get back to using the nutrition tracker. I know it really has helped me in the past and sometimes I just must think that I can keep track of it all in my head but deep down I can't. So.....that is my focus today along with my water. I wanted to wish a good morning to my OA Sparkteam! Wo... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 11:57:36 EST Really? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591159 Don't you love it when a spouse thinks he can shoot off his mouth about your job without having anything to back it up? Well.....he got an earful from me and I don't care. I am doing the best I can with my pet sit jobs and starting to homeschool our daughter. Oh and by the way MISTER MOUTH, since when was it MY responsibility to be the only one to homeschool? Oh..forgot about that didn't you. That is ok. He got it today with me walking out of the room and telling him to spend the day with... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 11:57:24 EST Good Morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581666 My day is off to a really good start. Have a lot of positive thoughts floating in this brain! Going to a face to face meeting at 10 am, therapist at 1130am and then I have some pet sit jobs that need to be done. I am really glad that I changed cake and cupcake prices for my business for the New Year. Also, added some new pet sit jobs and thinking about leaving one within the next year. I have homeschooling things that I need to look into and get started with my smart little whippersnappe... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 09:14:56 EST I don't want to be a pity party..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561283 I don't if it is just being cranky in general....but when I look back over my life (which we all do) I notice how a lot of people in my life don't "get" me. Even when I have shown or told them what I needed. Has this happened to anyone? It seems to be sticking with me and not letting up. I don't know if getting older, you don't put up with so much anymore in trying to seek happiness but I feel ME time coming on for the long haul. I question myself. Have you given all you can? Do you re... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:37:16 EST Feels Peaceful........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548893 It feels like a really peaceful day for me today. Really want to stay connected to my Higher Power as I feel more grounded when I do. I have been doing really well with my nutrition tracker and I am so glad to be getting in my 8 glasses of water a day. That means a lot to me since I used to be an avid "Diet Coke" supporter! Uggh.....I know that is soooo not good for you. My stomach is probably saying "THANK GOD SHE FOUND THE WATER!" LOL! It is even to the point that I am not drinking ic... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 08:30:29 EST What a whirlwind...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538224 Well, hubby lost job and I am happy as odd as that may sound! They were not helping his health any and I think this is going to be a wonderful opportunity for him to find his path. Sky turned 4 on November 2nd and had a blast at her birthday party....We did too! I never thought, as an adult, that I would be jumping around and sliding on those huge bouncies! At my weight, 238, I really didn't care how I looked. I was there to have fun and make it memorable for my daughter. As the Holiday... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:47:50 EST Peaceful.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529166 Well, I have my daughter's 4th birthday party tomorrow and looking forward to enjoying it. Also, looking forward to the "afterwards". You see, I have a plan in hand to implement a lot of exercise into my life and not let the HOLIDAYS take over as they have so many times in the past. I wanted to say that I love all my pals on the OA Sparkteam and that I feel lonely without them! Yes.....YOU KEEP ME GOING and I am so proud to lead OUR team! I hope everyone had a safe and Happy Halloween. I... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 10:58:37 EST Whew...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520168 Woke up sore today but getting better. Looking forward to starting my day getting my pet sit jobs done (enjoying every minute with my daughter and the puppies). I have been a little sad lately because my daughter's birthday is around the corner and it is hard for me to watch her grow so fast. Plus, wanting another child at my age has been in my mind for a while along with my husband. It seems that wanting a second child and trying for one is a lot harder than the first....you see, my daug... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 09:38:48 EST So far so good..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518374 Wanted to say Good Morning to all my Sparklers and my OA Sparteam! Woke up in a good mood this morning. Feeling motivated. Its funny, my husband made this huge breakfast and set it in front of me and I told him to take it and eat it. He said "I wish you would of told me". I said "I wish you would have asked". You see, this is a real breakthrough for me because otherwise I would have folded up like a snail and ate it. NO WAY. Sticking to my breakfast routine of my Amazing Grass Superfood... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 09:45:58 EST